AWR Handbook Downloads & Support
|We support our products and want you to get the best out of them. If you have any problems please send us an email describing the fault as accurately as possible. There may be tests we want you to do before corrective action / repair is suggested. Our customers have had products working well for them for years and years. They just keep on going!
General advice for polar alignment, balancing etc see odd topics.
Maintenance schedule for drive systems. (PDF file size 44k)
Support for Intelligent Drive Systems (IH and Microstep) see here.
For other support topics and 'how to' see our general index.
Repairs and modifications to third party products also entertained....
|MANUAL COVERING INTELLIGENT DRIVE SYSTEMS & DRIVEBOXES|
IDS Manual last print 30th March 2018 (390k pdf)|
This covers IH, IH2, MICROSTEP, FRGEN, BARS BOX, EXT ENCODERS etc
|INTELLIGENT HANDSET MK2 (Yellow Box)|
|FIRST ISSUE V1.731|
CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 1.740
Option for DATABASE available
Option for GPS module available
ALL Special builds selected by SETUP menu
IH2 Menu Tree v1.733 (488k PDF file)
APP Loader (1270k executable)
IH2 FIRMWARE Version 1.737 (106k zipped file)
IH2 FIRMWARE Version 1.739 (108K zipped file)
IH2 FIRMWARE Version 1.740 Build 11693 (110K zipped file) released 26th April 2018
|Handset firmware is changed through the HOST serial port connected to a PC.|
|INTELLIGENT HANDSET (Grey Box)|
|CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 1.733:|
SPECIAL BUILD - 'B' for Bars Box Digital Setting Circles
SPECIAL BUILD - 'E' for External Encoders
SPECIAL BUILD - 'H' for High Slew Speed Settings
SPECIAL BUILD - 'T' for ALT-AZ mount in Terrestrial mode
ALT-AZ FIRMWARE VERSION 1.729Z NOW AVAILABLE
USERS WITH V1.701 or V1.702 MUST UPGRADE TO 1.720 OR AFTER|
For latest manual see above.
Handbook UPDATE V1.4 to V1.7
IH Menu Tree v1.7 (488k PDF file)
IH Factory Menu Tree v1.70 (589k PDF file)
Commentary on IH - PC Protocols issue 5 (62k PDF file)
Four simple to use instruction sheets for basic procedures (thanks to Guildford Astro Soc):
Handset firmware change by CHIP EXCHANGE.
|FIRMWARE VERSION EARLIER THAN 1.700:||
Handbook UPDATE V1.4 to V1.69
IH Menu Tree v1.69 (279k PDF file)
IH Factory Menu Tree v1.69 (246k PDF file)
Commentary on IH - PC Protocols (93k PDF file)
|CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 0.77:|
SPECIAL BUILD - 'A' for Microstep Advanced end connector functions
SPECIAL BUILD - 'F' for Frequency Generator version SPECIAL BUILD - 'H' for High Slew Speed Settings
SPECIAL BUILD - 'T' for different set of speed settings on SIMPLE Handset
SPECIAL BUILD - 'Z' for 20MHz crystal installed. (FRGEN up to 36,000 pulse per second)
MICROSTEP Protocol (64k PDF file)- IH to Drivebox Communication contains detail of extra information flow from drive box. Can also be used for Drivebox to PC.
Drivebox firmware change by CHIP EXCHANGE.
|FIRMWARE VERSION to 0.71:|
|General Installation Instructions|
|Installation sheet for SP GP DX GPE EQ5 CG5 (65k PDF file)|
|Motor installation and upgrade for ALTER D6 (37k PDF file)|
|SIDEREAL CLOCK SC110|
|CURRENT MARK 3 CLOCK||CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 1.2|
|There is a potential problem if you have the PP3 compartment and you plug the unit into a 12V power supply. The battery should take over when the power supply disappears, which it does, but it is also receiving voltage, which it shouldn't. Users have noticed the PP3 battery getting warm. The solution is to snip out a component as per this picture. REMOVE THIS in certain circumstances on issue A and issue B main board of the SC110 mk 3. Any queries to AWR.||PREVIOUS MARK 2 CLOCK|
|SC110 Manual V2.0 (47k PDF file)|
|CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 1.0:|
|SEEKER Manual V1 (71k PDF file)|
|ASTRO DISPLAY UNIT|
|CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION 0.1:|
|ASTRO DISPLAY Manual V1 (100k PDF file)|
|PULSE ANALYSER PA2|
|PULSE ANALYSER Manual V1 (84k PDF file)|
|AUTOGUIDER TESTER Manual V2 (111k PDF file)|
|DEW HEATER CONTROLLER|
DEWI HEATER CONTROLLER Manual V0.2 (39k PDF file)
Revised product with BUZZER Manual V0.3 (Iss C) (39k PDF file)
|Care and Charging of LEAD-ACID battery (PDF file)|
|Polar Illuminator Instructions (PDF file)|
|PORTA motorizing kit assy instructions (PDF file)|
|COMPUTER (PC) SUPPORT|
|We have tried these utilities on various PC operating systems. We use WINDISP every day and know it works on Win98, ME, XP and Vista. QDD is recent and works on XP. If you find they work on other systems please tell us so we can tell all our readers.|
A TERMINAL programme (PC) for communicating with the Drivebox or Intelligent Handset called WINDISP. Download the INSTALL FILE (version 0.3.6 size 1M byte) and the README FILE (version 1.1 16th Jan 07) and follow instructions.
Intelligent Handset CONFIG file for WINDISP (normal interrogation) version 1.0
Intelligent Handset CONFIG file for WINDISP (database programming) version 1.0
Microstep Drive Box CONFIG file for WINDISP (interrogation) version 1.0
|WHICH COM PORT. To give you a list of the Com Ports your PC has available download and run the following programme QDD_COM.EXE (short for Query Dos Devices for COM ports) File size 404k byte.|
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